Lot n° 253
400 - 500
MARIE-LOUISE (1791-1847) Empress of the French,... - Lot 253 - Ader
MARIE-LOUISE (1791-1847) Empress of the French, Napoleon I's second wife. L.S., Saint-Cloud 21 July 1813, [to Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès]; the letter is in Méneval's hand; half page in-4 (mitre mark).
On the crisis of madness of General JUNOT, Duke of Abrantès [relieved of his duties as governor of the Illyrian Provinces in June, repatriated to his father's home, Junot defended himself and was seriously wounded; retired the day after this letter, he died eight days later].
"My Cousin, I already knew of the unfortunate accident that befell the Duke of Abrantes, and I, like you, was saddened by the misfortune that befell one of the Emperor's oldest servants. I saw with interest the help you hastened to bring to his deplorable situation. I flatter myself that the calmness & care of the doctors and his family will be able to restore him to himself "...
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